A New York Times article urges parents to use caution when considering the noise level of kid’s headphones, as well as the duration of time spent listening.

When one goes up—either volume or duration—the other should go down, according to article.

Experts also say that relying on headphones that tout they are capped at a “safe level” of 85 decibels can be misleading, because damage can occur with repeated or constant exposure. They recommend a level between 70-75 decibels as a safe level for all-day listening, but note that noise exposure is cumulative and that individual susceptibility to hearing loss may vary.

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Source: NY Times